Saving Files and Data Storage
Introduction to Data Storage
Edinburgh Napier University staff members have access to a range of storage options:
All of which can be accessed remotely.
To view the Saving Files FAQs visit askNapier.
For information about storing research data refer to the RIE intranet pages.
You've been allocated 10GB of disk space on the University network, this is your Personal Data Area or H drive which:
- Provides secure data storage
- Is backed up regularly
- Can only be accessed by you unless you share your log in details.
Please note: you must not use your H drive to store University business records and information, these must be kept on a shared area such as the S drive or SharePoint where at least one other colleagues has access.
To save to your H drive, go through the same process you would use when saving to another drive but select H drive from the Save In drop down menu.
To access files saved to your H drive click Start and select My Computer. Your H drive will be listed along with other drives such as the C drive and D drive.
Please note: certain applications will not launch unless there is space available in your H Drive. You should regularly check the size of your H drive.
If you require additional disk space please speak to your Head of Department who will authorised the request through Information Services.
Each department is allocated an area of disk space on the University network, this area is termed Departmental Data Area or S: Drive. The Departmental Data Area is accessible to all members of that particular department and is useful for sharing documents between users within the same department.
To save to your Departmental Data Area, go through the same process you would use when saving to another drive but select S drive from the Save In drop down menu.
To access files saved to your S drive click Start and select My Computer. Your S drive will be listed along with other drives such as the C drive and H drive.
If you need to restrict access to specific folders on the S drive email IS Service Desk and include the following information:
- Full file path of the folder
- Details of staff members who need access
- Level of access, i.e. read only, modify, full control etc.
You can access your H and S drives off campus using the Virtual Desktop Service or via the Virtual Private Network (VPN). To find out more go the Remote Access to the Network.